Supported Hypervisors for Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop) and Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

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Click the following products to view the supported configurations matrix.

XenServer – Provisioning (Provisioning Services) XenServer – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
vSphere – Provisioning (Provisioning Services) vSphere – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
SCVMM – Provisioning (Provisioning Services) SCVMM – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
Nutanix Acropolis – Provisioning (Provisioning Services ) Nutanix Acropolis – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Note:

  • This matrix indicates supported configurations of Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop) and Provisioning (Provisioning Services) with various hypervisor solutions. When Yes is listed for a combination, it means Citrix will provide technical support to assist with any issues encountered. Any known issues and requirements for certain combinations are indicated with notes.
  • XenApp 6.0 and 6.5 are hypervisor agnostic. If XenApp is deployed through Citrix Provisioning Services, refer to the Provisioning Services product support for the hypervisor.
  • This article will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.

What has changed from the last release of the matrix?

  • Added support for Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2103

Cloud Support

  • Following Cloud platforms are supported by Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service: Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • VMWare Cloud on AWS is also supported by Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 (CU2 & newer) LTSR, Provisioning 1912 (CU2 & newer) LTSR.

Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) – Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

Supported Hypervisors / XenServer Citrix Provisioning
2012 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Yes Yes Yes No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 No Yes Yes No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 No Yes Yes(With 7.15 LTSR CU3 or later) No
XenServer 7.6 No Yes Yes No
XenServer 7.5 No No Yes No
XenServer 7.1 LTSR Yes Yes(XS 7.1 LTSR CU2 only) Yes Yes
XenServer 7.0 No No No Yes

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Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors

/XenServer
Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
2103/2012 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Yes Yes Yes No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 No Yes (1),(2) Yes (1),(2) No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 No Yes Yes(With 7.15 LTSR CU3 or later) No
XenServer 7.6 No Yes Yes No
XenServer 7.5 No No Yes No
XenServer 7.1 LTSR Yes Yes(XS 7.1 LTSR CU2 only) Yes Yes
XenServer 7.0 No No No Yes

(1) UEFI-enabled VMs are not supported with Machine Creation Services

(2) Multi-vGPUs are not supported with Machine Creation Services

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vSphere

Note:

  • Citrix performs compatibility tests only with the major updates of VMware vSphere, like Update 1, 2 and so on. The minor updates like 1a, 1b, 2a and so on are not tested, however, they are expected to work fine.
  • Testing of updates for the earlier version of VMware vSphere might be limited, as priority is given to the updates of the current version. When using earlier releases of these products, Citrix recommends validating product updates for proper functionality and interoperability in a test environment first before updating production environments.

vSphere – Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

Supported Hypervisors / vSphere Citrix Provisioning
2012 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
vSphere 7.0 (Up to update 2) Yes (vSphere 7.0 U1 or later) Yes (1912 LTSR CU2 or later) Yes (7.15 LTSR CU7 or later) No
vSphere 6.7 (Up to update 3) Yes (vSphere 6.7 U3 only) Supported. Refer to CTX235513

for details
Yes (7.15 LTSR CU3 or later) No
vSphere 6.5

(Up to update 3)
Yes (vSphere 6.5 U3 only) Supported.

Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX219808
Supported.

Refer to CTX219808

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vSphere – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors

/vSphere
Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
2103/2012 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
vSphere 7.0 (Up to Update 2) Yes (vSphere 7.0 U1 or later) Yes (1912 LTSR CU2 or later) Yes (7.15 LTSR CU7 or later) No
vSphere 6.7 (Up to Update 3) Yes (vSphere 6.7 U3 only) Supported. Refer to CTX235513

for details
Yes (7.15 LTSR CU3 or later) No
vSphere 6.5 (Up to update 3) Yes (vSphere 6.5 U3 only) Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details

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SCVMM – Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

Supported Hypervisors / SCVMM Citrix Provisioning
2012 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
SCVMM 2019 Yes Yes No

No

SCVMM 2016 Yes Yes Yes No
SCVMM 2012 R2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 SP1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 No Yes Yes Yes

Note:

  • Update rollups for above mentioned SCVMM major versions are not listed explicitly. They are viewed as a continuation of the major version.

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SCVMM – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors / SCVMM Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
2103/2012 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
SCVMM 2019 Yes

Yes (1912 LTSR CU2 or later)

No No
SCVMM 2016 Yes Yes Yes No
SCVMM 2012 R2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 SP1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 No Yes Yes Yes

Note:

  • Update rollups for above mentioned SCVMM major versions are not listed explicitly. They are viewed as a continuation of the major version.

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Nutanix Acropolis – Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

Supported Hypervisors / Nutanix Acropolis Citrix Provisioning
1912 LTSR/2012 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Acropolis Operating System (AOS) 5.5 or later Yes Yes No

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Nutanix Acropolis – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors / Nutanix Acropolis XenDesktop
1912 LTSR/2012/2103 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Acropolis Operating System (AOS) 4.6.1.x or later Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.
Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.
Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.

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